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. >>> and senator bernie sanders on how progressives intend to fight. plus, bob shrum and joan walsh on plan b. >>> and a real scare in syria turns into a real happy ending. tonight we'll tell you how nbc's richard engel escaped from his kidnappers. >> i'm very happy that we're here this morning. >> thanks for watching. it may be a rare moment in gun history, but the nation is focused on gun control following the massacre in connecticut. the national rifle association finally broke its silence on the newtown shooting. a statement released today by the organization said, in part, the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. the language is similar to president obama's call for meaningful action, but contribution from the nra remains to be seen. but several republican politicians are already headed in the direction of change. michigan governor rick snyder saw republicans in his state legislature pass a bill to allow guns in schools and day care centers. the bill was passed one day before the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. today the republica
is tennessee senator bob corker talking about tax rates for the top 2% of americans. >> a lot of people are putting forth a theory, and i actually think it has merit where you go in and give the president the 2% increase that he is talking about, the rate increase on the top 2%. >> as usual, there is a catch. here it is. >> but republicans know that they have the debt ceiling that is coming up right around the corner, and the leverage is going to shift as soon as we get beyond this issue. the leverage is going to shift to our side where hopefully we'll do the same thing we did last time. and that is if the president wants to raise the debt limit by $2 trillion, we get $2 trillion in spending reductions. and hopefully this time it's mostly oriented towards entitlements. >> so it's about leverage. it's not about the people. let's put this into context. the republicans held the middle class hostage two years ago and won. the bush tax rates were extended for everyone, including the wealthiest americans. this time around republicans have no leverage on the tax issue, and they know it. so the
bob goodlatte of virginia is the new chairman of the house judiciary committee. he is the highest ranking republican with control over gun regulations. gun safety regulation you think it's on his mind? no way. sheer what he says. we're going the take a look at -- how many times do you hear people say we're going to take a look at it. this is what he says. take a look at what happened there and what can be done to help avoid it in the future. but gun control is not going to be something that i would support. so i ask where have the republicans been? meanwhile, you have state officials in states out there like texas. their governor, rick perry, saying the solution is to do what? put guns in the hands of the teachers? just what they want to do. republican lawmakers in other states like oklahoma, nevada, south dakota and texas, calling for teachers to become enforcers in the classroom. it's hard to believe how meaningful legislation can be passed when a party still opposes laws to make us safer. time is of the essence. president obama ended his comments today by reading a list of amer
himself on having the facts. >> uaw president bob king blamed the koch brothers for helping ram through this legislation. do you believe that? what role did the koch brothers, if any play in all of this? >> it's hard for me to know. i think there is a lot of big money involved. i see this prosperity america. i think that's their outfit. i see equipment and tents and so on. how much big money is flowing around, i don't know. i think they're all over. ed, you have been on this before. we have to get the big corporate money out of politics. this is disgusting. this is a bastardization of our democracy that is taking place. i tell you, democracy is under attack. we have to get the big corporate money out. it's disgusting to think the koch brothers' long arm and big money can make it happen. if it can happen in michigan, it can happen anywhere. working people are under attack. i believe there will be repercussions. >> in what way? >> i think the governor is making a huge mistake. i believe -- i know '14 is a ways off. but look, this governor did not campaign on this. he said very little abou
just don't back the governor up. this is a governor that prides himself on having the facts. >> bob king blamed the koch brothers for helping ram through this legislation. what roeld role did they play in any of this? >> there's a lot of big money involved. i see this prosperity america. that's their outfit. i see equipment and so on. i don't know how much money is flowing around. i think they are all over. you have been on this before. we have to get the big corporate money out of politics. this is disgusting. i tell you democracy is under attack. we have to get the big corporate money out. it's disgusting to think the koch brothers money can make it happen. working people are under attack. i believe there will be repercussions. >> in what way? >> the governor is making a huge mistake. i know 14 is a ways off, but this governor, as you said, did not campaign on this. he said little about anything he would do. but he said this wasn't on his agenda. but now suddenly it is. i wonder why? i wonder what changed? so i think that there will be repercussi repercussions. i hope he won't be
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